The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Library

Entering the library is a thrill,
Can’t sit still!
Wiggling in my spot on the soft carpet,
Waiting for the story to start,
Can’t help but to get excited!
Floor to ceiling of books.
From Alpacas to Zebras
The roar of the ocean,
The vroom of cars and trucks,
All contained within the shelves.
Storytime begins and I listen patiently.
Knowing I’m moments away,
from picking my story.
To take home with me all week!

About the Writer

Stephanie Henson

Stephanie lives with her family in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, but is originally from Central, New Jersey where she studied Communications at Rider University. She is back at Rider pursuing a Certificate in Publishing and Professional Writing. Her background is in Advertising/Marketing and most of her writing experience is through those professional roles. Writing and storytelling has been her passion for a long time. A short children's story she wrote was selected for publication by Glittery Literary, an article was featured in Parakeet Magazine’s inaugural issue, and she has had several poems published by The Dirigible Balloon. She also has a Children's Poetry book scheduled for release in 2023 with Experiments in Fiction, an independent publisher in the UK. Stephanie enjoys reading, theatre, mindless web searching, Netflix binges, sunflowers, sports, and anything related to coffee!